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WIEGO Publication Series

To contribute to existing knowledge on the informal economy, the WIEGO Publication Series features publications by WIEGO researchers, members and partners. The series has four broad categories of publications to satisfy different readers’ needs.

What We Do

Informal head load porter (or kayayei) Mamuna Mohammed carries bananas through Agbogbloshie Market in Accra, GhanaPhoto by Jonathan Torgovnik/Getty Images Reportage

WIEGO Team Bios

Olga AbizaidOlga Abizaid
Programme Support Officer

WIEGO Working Paper Series

The WIEGO Working Paper Series features research that makes either an empirical or theoretical contribution to existing knowledge about the informal economy. Particular attention is paid to policy-relevant research. This series includes statistical profiles of informal employment and critical analysis of data collection and classification methods. Methodological issues and innovations, as well as suggestions for future research, are considered.

All WIEGO Working Papers are peer reviewed by the WIEGO Research Team and/or external experts.

Focal Cities

Maritza Mejía Quispe is a food vendor in the street market adjacent to the old wholesale market generally known as La Parada in the local municipality of La Victoria.
Photo: Juan Arredondo/Getty Images Reportage

About WIEGO

Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing & Organizing (WIEGO) is a global network focused on securing livelihoods for the working poor, especially women, in the informal economy. We believe all workers should have equal economic opportunities and rights.

Who We Are

The WIEGO Network consists of individuals and institutions from three broad constituencies:

Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS) Publications

Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS) Publications

The Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS), a project under Inclusive Cities and led by WIEGO, was conducted in 2012 in 10 cities to explore how informal livelihoods are changing, how informal workers respond, and what institutions help or hinder their lives.

Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS)

IEMSThe 10-city Informal Economy Monitoring Study (IEMS) evaluates the realities that informal workers face. Qualitative and quantitative research methods together have provided an in-depth understanding of how home-based workers, street vendors, and waste pickers are affected by economic trends, urban policies and practices, value chain dynamics, and other economic and social forces.